• Thursday 5 May 2011
    • NO. 4951
    • VOL. 141


    The world of art on the semantic web

    The launch of CLAROS will take place at Wolfson College on Tuesday, 17 May, at 5.30 p.m. The Chancellor of the University will be present. For further information please see www.clarosnet.org.


    Professor Hermione Lee, President of Wolfson


    Lord Patten, Chancellor

    Subject: 'University perspective.'

    Professor Sally Shuttleworth, Humanities Division

    'Cross-divisional research.'

    Professor Anne Trefethen, Director of OeRC

    Subject: 'e-research.'

    Greg Parker, Classical Art Research Centre

    Subject: 'CLAROS website, content, partners.'

    Sebastian Rahtz, OUCS

    Subject: 'CLAROS technology.'

    Professor Andrew Zisserman, Engineering Science

    Subject: 'CLAROS image recognition.'

    Professor Donna Kurtz, Director of CLAROS

    Subject: 'CLAROS and the Digital Research Cluster.'

    University Church

    Melvyn Bragg will lecture on his new book, The Book of Books—The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611–2011, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 June, at the University Church. Entry free.


    Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Early Modern Literature Graduate Seminar

    The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Breakfast Room, Merton College. All welcome. Conveners: Sharon Achinstein, Paulina Kewes, David Norbrook, Emma Smith and Bart van Es.

    Rhodri Lewis

    3 May: 'Hamlet, metaphor and memory.'

    Gordon Teskey, Harvard

    24 May: 'What is Comus?'

    David Bevington, Chicago

    14 June: 'Shakespeare on religion.'


    Oxford Architectural History Seminar

    The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5.30 p.m. in the EPA Lecture Theatre, Lady Abraham House (Lincoln College), Museum Road.

    Elizabeth Williamson, Victoria County History

    16 May: 'Making places: history, planning and architecture after 1960.'

    Oliver Cox

    13 June: 'Garden buildings and Alfred the Great in the 18th century.'

    Social Sciences

    School of Archaeology

    Meyerstein Lecture

    Professor John Hunter, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology, Birmingham, and Oxford University Visiting Professor of Archaeology, will deliver the Meyerstein Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 June, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College.

    Subject: 'Forensic archaeology: the archaeology of modern murder.'

    Saïd Business School

    Speaker Event

    Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar, former Cabinet Minister in the Indian Government, will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 16 May, in the Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School. To register: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/aiyar.

    Subject: 'The Current State of Indian Politics.'

    The following previously announced lecture has been postponed to a date to be determined:

    Distinguished Speaker Seminars

    Mr Justin King, Chief Executive, J. Sainsbury plc, will deliver a Distinguished Speaker Seminar on a date to be announced in Lecture Theatre 4, Saïd Business School, followed by a drinks reception. To register: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/king.

    Subject: 'Fair trade.'

    Department of Politics and International Relations research seminar

    Coalition Government in the United Kingdom: Problems and Prospects

    The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Monson Room, Pipe Partridge Building, Lady Margaret Hall. Convenors: Miss Gillian Peele and Dr Nicholas Owen.

    The Rt Hon Peter Riddell, PC, Assistant Editor, The Times, and Senior Fellow, Institute for Government.

    6 May: 'Coalition government in the United Kingdom: towards a new politics?'

    Liam Laurence Smyth, Clerk of the Journals, House of Commons.

    13 May: 'The coalition and parliament.'

    Lord Adonis, Director, Institute for Government.

    20 May: 'The state of the constitution.'

    Jill Rutter, Programme Director, Institute for Government.

    27 May: 'Policymaking in coalition government.'

    Professor Robert Hazell, Director, Constitution Unit, University  College, London.

    3 June: 'Coalition government: a first-year report card.'

    Sir Gus O'Donnell, Secretary to the Cabinet.

    10 June: 'Supporting a coalition: the view from the centre.'

    Institutes, Centres and Museums

    Ashmolean Museum

    Special  Seminar

    A day of papers by nine international scholars to celebrate the archaeological work of Professor Michael Vickers will be given from 9.15 a.m. to 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 May, in the Habbakuk Conference Room, Jesus College. Admission £10 payable at the door. Please register by 8 May at antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk or (2)78020.

    Subject: 'Wonders lost and found'.

    Department of Antiquities

    Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture

    The seventh annual Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr Kay Prag, University of Manchester, at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 28 May at Wolfson College. Free, but seat reservation is essential. To register: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk or (2)78020.

    Subject: 'Re-excavating Jerusalem: a review, fifty years on'.

    Rhodes House

    Mr F. W. De Klerk, former President of the republic of South Africa and Nobel laureate, will lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 17 May, in Rhodes House. Prospective attendees should register by Monday, 16 May. Please notify your interest by emailing jacqueline.rivas@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.

    Subject: ‘The role of leadership during South Africa’s transition.’

    Colleges, Halls and Societies


    Oliver Smithies Lectures

    The following lectures will take place at 5 p.m.

    Professor Andrew Lister

    Tues., 10 May, Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol: 'The "mirage" of social justice: Hayek against (and for Rawls).'

    Dr Adrian Travis

    Wed., 11 May, Lecture Room I, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science: '3D television for those who hate spectacles.'

    Dr Adrian Travis

    Wed., 8 June, Lecture Room I, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science: 'Not waving but talking to my computer.'

    Christ Church

    Gorbachev Lectures on Press Freedom

    The following lectures will be given on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church. For further information, please contact the Gorbachev Media Research Fellow at Christ Church, Dr Galina Miazhevich (galina.miazhevich@rai.ox.ac.uk).

    Evgeny Lebedev, Evening Standard Ltd and Independent Print Ltd; Raisa Gorbachev Foundation

    10 May: 'The voices of the press in an open society.'

    John Lloyd

    17 May: 'The time of transparency: secrecy and private life vs journalism.'

    Luke Harding, The Guardian

    24 May: '"For you Russia is closed"—the secret war against (western) journalists.'

    Harris Manchester

    Book launch

    There will be a launch of Leslie Marsh's new book Jesus Decoded at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 May, in the Old Dining Room in Harris Manchester College. All welcome.


    Topical Symposium

    Daniel Rey will give a symposium at 9–10.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 May, in Main Building 1.

    Subject: 'Facebook: more harm than good?'


    History of the Book Group

    Keith Moore, Head of Library and Archives, the Royal Society, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 May, in the T.S. Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton. All are welcome.

    Subject: 'The Royal Society and the spider's curse: the library, archives and journals of the Royal Society at 350.'

    St Antony's

    European Studies Centre Programme

    Please check our online programme for updates and detailed events programmes at www.sant.ox.ac.uk/esc.

    SEESOX Book Launch

    Dr Kerem Öktem will present his new book at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 May, in the Buttery, Hilda Besse Building, St. Antony's College.

    Title of the book: 'Angry Nation. Turkey Since 1989'; discussion and comments by Dr Othon Anastasakis, Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis and Dr Marwa Daoudy.

    SEESOX Alpha Bank Lecture

    Mr Michael Masourakis, Alpha Bank, Athens, will deliver the Alpha Bank Lecture followed by a discussion with Mr Max Watson at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 May, at the European Studies Centre.

    Subject: 'Greece 2020: unlocking the potential of the Greek economy.'

    SEESOX Seminar

    Major General John Drewienkiewicz, former Chief of Staff IFOR/SFOR, former military advisor to the High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina, former Deputy Head of Mission, Kosovo, will give a seminar followed by a discussion with Sir David Madden, former UK Ambassador to Greece, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 16 May, at the European Studies Centre.

    Subject: 'Has Dayton worked? – Bosnia and its future.'

    SEESOX book launch

    Dr Dimitar Bechev, ECFR, will give a talk followed by a discussion with Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 May, at the European Studies Centre.

    Subject: 'Constructing South East Europe: the politics of Balkan regional.'

    SEESOX Seminar

    Lady Elizabeth Roberts will give a seminar followed by a discussion with Dr Milos Damnjanovic at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 May, at the European Studies Centre.

    Subject: 'Deconstructing Sandzak: historical legacy, identity, power.'

    ESC Seminar

    Professor Richard G. Whitman, University of Bath, Head of Department and Professor of Politics, Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, and Dr Hartmut Mayer will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 May at the European Studies Centre.

    Subject: 'Europe's evolving strategic culture and the challenges of the next decade.'

    EU Visiting Fellowship Seminar

    David Wright, Max Watson and Stewart Fleming are organizing the EU Visiting Fellowship Seminar beginning at 10.15 a.m. on Tuesday, 10 May in the Fellows Dining Room, St Antony's College. Place numbers may be restricted.

    Subject: 'Financial policy—European Union's macro- and micro-policy responses to this severe financial crisis.'

    Stifterverband Visiting Fellowship Workshop

    Professor Dr Dieter Gosewinkel is organizing the Stifterverband Visiting Fellowship Workshop beginning at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 13 May and from 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, 14 May at the European Studies Centre.

    Subject: 'Antiliberal Europe – a different historical perspective of Europeanism.'

    SEESOX Conference

    Othon Anastasakis, Jens Bastian, Kalypso Nicolaidis and Dimitris Sotiropoulos, University of Athens, are organising a conference on Friday, 27 May and Saturday, 28 May in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

    Subject: 'Whose crisis? Greece's politics, economics and society in an era of uncertainty.'

    Santander Visiting Fellowship Workshop

    Dr Jaime Lluch is organising a workshop beginning at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 June and from 9.30 a.m. on Friday 17 June at the European Studies Centre.

    Subject: 'The Politics of Accommodation in Multinational Democracies.'

    Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre seminar

    Gerard Pannekoek, President and Chief Executive Officer, IPXI Holdings, will give a seminar at 5.30pm on Wednesday, 25 May, in Room 19, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building. For more information, see: www.oiprc.ox.ac.uk/events.php.

    Subject: 'Emerging IP monetization solutions: the institutionalization of an IP exchange.'